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Russia tries more precise technology to block Telegram

Russia tries more precise technology to block Telegram

Telegram, which has 200 million global users, has been popular in countries including Russia and Iran.

Iran's Rouhani criticises ban on Telegram messaging app

Iran's Rouhani criticises ban on Telegram messaging app

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticised the ban imposed on popular messaging app Telegram by the conservative-run judiciary, saying the move was "the opposite of democracy".

HRW slams Iran's banning of Telegram as 'unjustifiable'

HRW slams Iran's banning of Telegram as 'unjustifiable'

Human Rights Watch on Wednesday hit back at Iran's ‘unjustifiable’ decision to ban the Telegram messaging app, warning Tehran against stifling access to information.

Iran's judiciary bans using Telegram app

Iran's judiciary bans using Telegram app

Iran's judiciary has banned the popular Telegram instant messaging app to protect national security, Iran's state TV reported on Monday.

Thousands rally in Moscow to send Telegram support

Thousands rally in Moscow to send Telegram support

In an usually strong turnout, at least 8,000 people including top opposition leader Alexei Navalny turned up in the centre of the Russian capital, many holding placards and shooting paper airplanes.

Russia begins blocking access to Telegram app

Russia begins blocking access to Telegram app

Russia's communications watchdog on Monday began blocking access to the popular messaging app Telegram after a court banned the service for refusing to give security services access to private conversations.

Russia to ban Telegram app over encryption dispute

Russia to ban Telegram app over encryption dispute

The decision came a week after state communication watchdog, Roskomnadzor, filed a lawsuit to limit access to Telegram following the company's repeated refusal to give Russian state security services access to its users' secret messages.

Iran says Telegram only unblocked if 'terrorist' content removed

Iran says Telegram only unblocked if 'terrorist' content removed

Iran's telecoms minister said on Wednesday that Telegram would only be unblocked if it removed "terrorist" content after the social media app was shut down during this week's protests.

Indonesia restricts app over 'terrorism' content

Indonesia restricts app over 'terrorism' content

Indonesia has blocked web-based access to a popular messaging service and threatened a full ban on the app due to its "terrorism" content, the government said.

Iran rounds up 450 social network users

Iran rounds up 450 social network users

Iran has "arrested or summoned" around 450 social media users over their online activities, a website linked to the powerful Revolutionary Guards said on Tuesday.